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Win tickets to Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers!

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatised. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors.   //   The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by ...

Watch the official trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers

Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatised. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors.   //   The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way. Starring ...

Pedro Almodovar Retrospective is coming to Dendy Coorparoo!

The film festival, titled PEDRO ALMODÓVAR RETROSPECTIVE, celebrates the expansive, bold and daring career of Spanish Auteur, Pedro Almodóvar. Catch his muse, Penélope Cruz in the visually stunning, Volver, Broken Embraces and Academy Award Winner, All About My Mother. See Antonio Banderas in the dark romantic comedy, Tie me up! Tie Me Down!, Pain and Glory and Thriller, The Skin I live in, plus more classic Almodóvar titles to satisfy your soul.   //   Head to ...

Retro Movie Review – Broken Embraces

That character, Mateo Blanco (and his alter ego Harry Caine) played by Lluís Homar puts expectations to the side while indulging in some classic artist inspired narcissism. His back-story is told in flashbacks but there are still a number of gaps that need to be filled in by the attentive. Also mirroring real life, it is not always apparent what the motivations behind some of those actions are.   //   Almodóvar’s muse, Penélope Cruz delvers a performance that could ...

Pain & Glory Movie Review

Antonio Banderas is Salvador Mallo, a famous filmmaker who is more enduring life than actually living it. His body is riddled with aliments and his creative muse has escaped him. When he reunites with an actor he worked with many years ago, Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), they end their estrangement and reconnect.   //   Felling guilty from the years apart. Salvador gives his actor friend a script based on his life story and Alberto turns it into a one man play. This ...

Win double pass tickets to see Pain and Glory starring Antonio Banderas!

Salvador Mallo is a veteran film director, afflicted by multiple ailments, the worst of which is his inability to continue filming. His physical condition doesn’t allow it and, if he can’t film again, his life has no meaning. //   In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Starring Antonio Banderas, PAIN AND GLORY is in Cinemas November 7. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU To enter this great ...

Julieta Competition

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter. Julieta talks about the mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It also talks ...